The definition of a hoard is a large supply of something that is often hidden or stored for future use.(noun)
An example of a hoard is a large collection of gold coins.
To hoard is defined as to collect or amass large amounts of goods and money which will typically then be stored away and kept in reserve.(verb)
An example of hoard is when you collect lots of stuff and fill your house up with it even if you aren't using all of it.
See hoard in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME hord < OE, akin to Ger hort, Goth huzd < IE *keus- < base *(s)keu-, to cover, conceal > hide, Gr skylos, animal's skin
See hoard in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English hord
Origin: , from Old English; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.
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